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. >> thanks so much, bill. >>> president obama's nominee to head the cia can look forward to a grilling on capitol hill this morning. during confirmation hearings, john brennan will be asked to explain the legal justification tore predator drone strikes against u.s. citizens. they're expected to zero in as his chief counter-terrorism adviser, specifically what he knew and when he knew it. his knowledge of the administration's use of the tactic faces scrutiny after the release of confidential government documents. drones are used to kill americans believed to be leaders of al qaeda. that news brought backlash from both sides of the aisle along with demands of the administration's legal justification for the strikes. the white house bound to growing political pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. dianne feinstein who heads the intelligence committee says lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement saying it's critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all intelligence and counter-t
later, guantanamo is not closed, even though that was an almost first day priority for president obama. he still says he would like to close guantanamo, just as george w. bush said he wanted to close guantanamo. we have congress to thank for the fact that it's still open. congress has blocked the president's options for closing that offshore prison. but notice also that not a single new terrorism suspect, not a single new prisoner has been added to guantanamo since president obama has been in office. people have left by a number of different means, but nobody knew has shown up since barack obama was sworn in as president. we have not been shipping people to guantanamo, even though the president has not been able to close it. we have not been shipping terrorism suspects anywhere, really. mostly because we haven't been capturing them mostly. we've been doing something else. since 2002, targeted killings, targeted missile strikes have killed as many as 4700 people, mostly in pakistan. the highest targeted killing not by a drone, but by a navy s.e.a.l. team was of course the killing of osa
to the president of the united states barack obama. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you, everybody. have a seat. have a seat. thank you for that very gracious introduction and you're outstanding leadership. let me begin by saying that i could not be happier that one of my most important friends and partners is still leading our democrats in the house of representatives. i love nancy pelosi. give her a big round of applause. [cheers and applause] i love nancy pelosi. also, she just generates good- looking grand babies. they are so handsome and sharp, and beautiful. to hoyer and jim as well as javier, thank you for the great work that you guys are doing each afternoon day. to steve israel who worked tirelessly to bring on 49 new outstanding members of this caucus. [cheers and applause] i am looking forward to spending time with all 49 of you. thefully we'll see you at white house and at various events but i know you came here to get something done. i look forward to working with you every single day to do what is right by the people who sent us here. i changed the format h
obama as well as national security affairs to president clinton. p.j., many thanks. >> pleasure, john. >> john: have a great evening. joining me via skype, one of the foremost critics of the not so secret drone program glenn greenwald, columnist are in the british newspaper the guardian and author of with liberty and justice for some, how the law is used to protect the powerful. what a pleasure to have you with us. >> thank you. thanks for having me. >> john: today was a pretty busy day. senator feinstein told the committee according to the information she has from the white house which she said the committee's trying to confirm civilian casualties from drone strikes are in single digits each year. what does your research tell you tell you about that? whatever the government labels the human targets be it terrorists evil combatants, aren't they all really civilians? >> i think you really hit on a key point in that question which is what the definition of a civilian. what we know is the government statistics are inherently unreliable. that's because, as "the new york times" reported ju
intelligence agent. i'm grateful to president obama for sending my name forward. thank you for your service to our nation and strong support for those who defend it. this includes the extraordinary men and women of the cia, and inintelligence community so many of whom like me call virginia home and call you our senator. i would the not be here today without the love and support of my wife kathy, my life partner and intelligence professionals has made numerous sacrifices over the yea years. >> would you pause mr. brennan. if you would remove that individual, please, quickly as you can, thank you. [audience member talking] >> mr. brennan, please procedure. >> my wife kathy like the spouses of other service intelligence officials has made numerous sacrifices baring the brunt of family responsibility because of my profession and tribute to my three children who like the children of many cia officers and other national security professionals have had to deal with disappointments associated with an absentee parent far often than they should. and i'm very pleased to be joined today by my wife kat
to have you here. >> thank you. >> this is disturbing news it? >> is. >> shannon: obama care was about making sure people were covered. how is this going to effect folks that are part timers? >> that part of it holds true. adp is the payroll company. they have access to the thousands of companies and millions of workers to see what is going on. they polled 300 very large companies and they said what is going on currently? they found that only 8% of part-time workers currently have healthcare. interestingly enough, 15% of them are offered healthcare but only half of them choose to take it. for those folks now they would automatically be eligible for state one healthcare. you get some sort of healthcare right away. that's the good news. the bad news is what it means for those part time workers and how much they are actually going to take home because there is that caveat in there that if you have more than 50 employees who work. you the employer are responsible for providing healthcare. >> what would you rather have health insurance or the paycheck that you had before and the wages you h
. then they have two weeks to pass alternatives or the cuts begin. >> chris: we'll stay on top of it. thank you. still ahead, may be clouds on the horizon for the solar power industry, but first a pep talk for the president's agenda. >>. >> chris: president obama was on what should be friendly turf. he met with senate democrats how they can help turn it into law. mike emanuel has more. >> he went to annapolis to private rally democrat senators. it includes controversial issues gun control, climate change, immigration and fiscal matters such as taxes and spending. white house aides say the senate democrats play an important role in advancing his agenda which has political risks. >> he thinks the american people understandably expect congress to vote on these important matters, to vote yes or no. he would hope that the senate has an opportunity to do that. >> republican sources identify eight senators up for reelection in 2014, most at risk supporting the white house agenda. one early test of democratic unity and at risk members may come with dianne feinstein's weapons ban which they find lukewar
's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. president obama is tackling tough issues. but all the beltway wants to talk about is skeet shooting at camp david? this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> our law enforcement officers should never be outgunned. on the streets. >> the president pounds away on gun safety as shiny objects dominate the beltway media coverage. >> how often does the president go skeet shooting? and are there photographs of him doing so? >> tonight, i'll take the fourth estate to task for missing the big picture with katrina vanden heuvel of the nation and msnbc's richard wolffe. >>> plus, minneapolis mayor rt rybak on how he is lowering gun violence in his city, and how he thinks senate majority leader harry reid needs to get to work on guns. >>> the boy scouts are getting ready to end their policy of discrimination against gays, and the president is standing with them. >> should scouting be open to gays? >> yes. >> i'll tell you how conse
tonight, folks. thanks for watching. there is a major development on gun legislation today, but there is a good chance you haven't heard about it. president obama continued the push for commonsense gun reform today in minneapolis. he was surrounded by law enforcement officers with the city and the state. the president asked americans to stand with the men and women in the line of fire. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. our law enforcement officers should never be outgunned on the streets. [ applause ] >> the president has outlined a full list of proposals to curb gun violence in america. very quietly, many of those proposals are picking up steam on capitol hill. senate majority leader harry reid said he expects a bill will soon move to the senate floor. the package will include a universal background check, a capacity limit on ammunition magazines, and improvements to record-keeping on mental illness. a universal background check is in sight. and this is probably what they're really going to get. ad
the questioning of hillary clinton over benghazi. kelly o'donnell, it's been busy on the hill. thanks for staying on top of it all. >> exactly 40 years ago tomorrow, president obama traveled to elkhart, indiana, to sell his economic stimulus plan. at the time the manufacturing industry had collapsed and nearly one in five people were out of work. the president vowed to carry those stories with him. >> i promised you back then that if elected i would do everything i could to help this community recover, and that's why i came back today, because i intend to keep my promise. >> because of that promise, nbcnews.com began a series called the elkhart project, tracking their progress. chuck todd checked in with the president. >> reporter: let me show you the front page of the elkhart truth. clearly your presidency now and how it's playing in elkhart and they believe your fortunes. is that fair? >> absolutely f. i'm successful i'll be able to look back and say elkhart has not just come back from the brink but is poised to move forward in the 21st century. >> the elkhart truth. a great newspaper name. fas
. >> thank you. which is why i don't think obama will have any problem with this. >> i think it helps him. >> he'll look like a strong, and just like he did a year ago, just like when he killed bin laden, he looks incredibly strong on foreign policy. and this will not provide a weak spot for him in the long run. >> mika, really quickly, i agree with you there. i don't think there's going to be a political fallout from it. >> yeah. >> i think one of the things that disturbs me so much is the fact that americans are not any more concerned about other americans being able to be targeted and killed without any due process. and i'll say it again because i can hear people saying, well, why didn't you say that about george w. bush? i did. i did on padilla. i did when there were americans whose constitutional rights were being eviscerated by what was going on during the bush era. i spoke out then. i'm speaking out now. but i'm frightened that more americans are not focused on this. >> so i also think what's fair is your frustration, if you have any, about the hypocrisy in terms of the reaction on
continue, mr. brennan. >> thank you, chairman. i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee to lead the central intelligence agency. i'm grateful to president obama for the confidence he's placed in me by sending my name forward to the senate for consideration. senator warner, thank you for your generous introduction, for your service to our nation and for your strong support for those that defend it, this includes the men and women of the cia and the intelligence committee, so many of whom like me call virginia home and call you our senator. i would not be here today without the love and support of my wife cathy who's been my life partner for 34 years and who like the spouses of many other servants and intelligence professionals -- >> killed by a drone. >> made numerous sacrifices over the years. >> would you pause, mr. brennan? if you would remove that individual, please. as quickly as you can. thank you. >> you can say -- stand up against drones. do what we can to not confirm this man. >> mr. brennan, please proceed. >> my wife cathy who like the spouses of many
? joining us now is oregon democratic senator ron wyden, who has repeatedly asked the obama administration bower drone policy. senator wyden, it's good to see you. thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me again. >> did you not in fact get what you had asked the president to give you and that you thought you would be getting this morning based on your conversation with the president last night? >> rachel, it's not clear. the fact is, and i went in first thing this morning, i was able to read some information that was helpful. i'm just not convinced yet that it is the full legal analysis that we need to do to do vigorous oversight. what today was really about is of course it was a nomination hearing for john brennan. but it ultimately was a question of upholding our system of checks and balances in government. and i think that system is out of whack these days and we've got to do some more for transparency and accountability in getting those checks and balances back. >> in terms of this specific program that you've been asking about the legal advice for, specifically targeting
. to have a now the obama administration is just par for the course for a >> jeremy, thank you for being with us. jeremy scahill, national secure a correspondent for the nation magazine, the narrator and subject of the new film, "dirty wars: the world is a battlefield." he is author of the forthcoming book by the same title. when we come back, the woman who is just returned from pakistan who went to john brennan's house, not on the door, and he answered, invited her in. they had a conversation with medea benjamin, the founder of codepink. ♪ [music break] >> this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> we continue to talk about thursday's senate confirmation hearing for john brennan to head the cia. i want to turn back to the code pink members in the audience who interrupted the hearing multiple times. at the outset of brennan's testimony, some began standing up one by one to voice their dissent much to the frustration of the senate intelligence committee chairman dianne feinstein. >> i am pleased to be joined by my wife an
, thank you very much. >>> following breaking news. any minute now, president obama will speak live in minneapolis pushing for universal background checks for gun buyers. it is the first time president obama is taking his message on gun control out of d.c. and on the road. they're expecting the president to hit other cities but this is the first stop. >>> plus, is karl rove targeting tea party candidates and does he have credibility anymore? our first read team is taking a look at it saying things could get ugly. mark murray up next. >>> and in the world of bizarre-o politics, donald trump said he is suing bill maher. it is one of the things we thought you should know. [ male announcer ] marie callender's finally found a way to get her oven baked taste straight from the microwave. like her oven roasted chicken baked in a rich, creamy alfredo sauce. she calls them her new comfort bakes. marie callender's. it's time to savor. she calls them her new comfort bakes. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. f
. mike, great to see you, big story today. thank you. >> thank you. jon: so for more on president obama's effort to unite senate democrats to help push through through his second term agenda, let's bring in our man juan williams. he is a fox news political analyst. what is going on hine closed doors? is this a little arm-twisting by the white house? what is this exactly, juan? >> it is arm-twisting, jon because right now the president is trying to get democrats in line for an alternative plan for spending cuts and some tax hikes that would avoid the sequestration set to hit march 1st. the idea here, jon, is that the economy is pretty fragile. we know from the end of last year when defense cuts took effect it had the effect much dragging down the economy during that last quarter. so the president wants to avoid that. he is saying we can't simply cut our way to growth. we have to have some investments in spending, for education and defense, for example. but he wants the democrats to come up with an alternative to this strong, across the board sequestration cut. jon: chris stirewalt pointe
." >> a wide. >> thank you for having me. >> watch representative chris van hollen, the top democrat on the budget committee again on "newsmakers" here on c-span at 6:00 p.m.. today on c-span, president obama's nominee for director of the cia, john brennan, followed by defense secretary leon panetta, and martin dempsey testified on the attacks in benghazi, libya, and later, the farewell ceremony for defense secretary panetta. john brennan, president obama's nominee for cia director testifying to the intelligence committee, answering questions on the targeted killing program and his role as counterterrorism advisor to president bush. the confirmation hearing was interrupted several times by protesters. they were forced to reset for several minutes to clear the room. [captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed bynational captioning institute] police. will the capitol police now come in and clear the room. all signs out. [indiscernible] if the capitol police will clear the room, please. [indiscernible] [indiscernible] please clear the room. [indiscernib
governor christie. [applause] [laughter] >> thank you for your service. i have some comments. you have said president obama believes is done carefully, deliberately and responsibly, we can be more transparent and still ensure our nation's security. i absolutely agree. the american people have the right to know whether government does on their behalf. consistent with our national security, the presumption of transparency should be the rule, not the exception. and the government should make as much information available to the american public as possible. so on the committee when and we as members of congress push hard for access to the legal analysis targeting americans using drones, for instance, it erodes the government's credibility by the american people. i want to say i'm grateful to the president for allowing members of this committee to brief review some of the information. this is an important first debt. there's much more to be done in that regard. you have heard that from my colleagues today. i have long believed our government also has an obligation to the american people to face
the director of the c.i.a. no respect for governor christie. thank you for your willingness to continue to serve as the head of the c.i.a. you said that president obama believes that done carefully and responsiblely, we can be more transparent and ensure our nation's security. i agree. the american people has the right to know what the government does on their behalf consistent with the national security, the transparency should be the rule, not exception. the government should make as much information available to the american public as possible. so when we, on the committee, and we as members of congress, push hard for the legal analysis to legally target americans using drones, it erodes the government's credibility to the american people. i want to tell you i'm grateful to the president for allowing members of this committee to use some of the opinions to target american citizens. this is an important first step but there is more to be done. you've heard that from my colleagues here today. i long believe that our government also has an obligation to the american people to face its m
moose, as always, thanks to you. there's other news we're following here in "the situation room," including a wild day here in washington up on capitol hill. noisy protesters disrupting a hearing for president obama's nominee to run the cia. wow, tha. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. just $11.99. offer ends soon! i'm ryon stewart, and i sea food differently. just $11.99. offer ends soon! i have obligations. cute tobligations, but obligations.g. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she l
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